A PAIR of Mid Century drawings, consisting of concentric line patterns and overlapping forms, typical of the imagery, whether in sculpture, drawing/painting or graphics, of acclaimed Spanish modern artist AMADEO GABINO (1922-2004). Each is drawn in brown ink and measures 12 3/4" by 15 1/2" (13 3/4" by 17" in black shadowbox type framing over an inch deep). Some of the darker lines are interestingly also scored into the paper, like deep cuts. Each drawing is signed with "AG" monogram at lower right and dated 65. An original tattered sticker from Madrid fine art gallery Macarron SA has been retained. Gabino was born in Valencia, the son of sculptor Alfonso Gabino. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos from 1939 to 1944. Thereafter, followed further study on the continent, in Rome, Paris and Hamburg. In 1961 he won Ford Foundation grant and went to New York, where he met Alexander Archipenko, Jacques Lipchitz and Alexander Calder. Gabino's work was exhibited at the 1956 and 1966 Venice Biennale's, and at the New York World's Fair of 1964-65. He is today known largely for his sculpture in iron, steel, aluminum in brass, the overlapping plates organized like a shield and often intermixed artistically. The artist's works are held in major museums in Spain, the rest of Europe, and the United States (including the Brooklyn Museum). There are reflections in the shadowbox glass at top in a few images. The pair is very stylish and of a period now so popular with collectors. Difficult to photograph well, they appear more interesting and impressive in person.
AMADEO GABINO (1922-2004) Spanish art **PAIR** original ink Mid Century abstract drawings by contemporary master